What Care Includes
My comprehensive midwifery care includes:
• complete prenatal care at my office, typically beginning between 8-12 weeks, including appointments every four weeks until 28 weeks, every two weeks until 36 weeks, and weekly until the birth of your baby
• a prenatal home visit at 34 weeks to ensure I know where you live and that adequate preparations have been made for homebirth
• nutritional counseling, risk assessment, some diagnostic testing
• labor support including monitoring vitals of mother and baby, managing the birth of the baby and placenta, newborn exam, and monitoring the condition of mother and baby until stable
• A second midwife to assist me during your labor and birth (also certified, not a student)
• postpartum care including a home visit at 2 days, and office visits at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 6 weeks
• newborn screening, hearing screening, and CCDH screening
• home visit at 2 days, and office visits at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 6 weeks
• breastfeeding support and family planning consultation
• 24/7 phone support
• Filing the birth certificate and social security
Want to know about what care with homebirth midwives looks like?
Click here for a detailed description of prenatal care visits, what exactly happens at the birth, postpartum care, and how your midwives would handle a complication or emergency.
What’s Not Included
My care does not include:
• fees for lab work, ultrasound, chiropractic care, physician consultation, hospital care (usually covered by insurance).
• the cost of supplements and vitamins
• birth supply kit (around $50)
• RhoGam immunoglobulin injection (needed for negative blood types only) (again, usually covered by insurance)
I offer a cash standard lab package at the cost the lab charges me: $160 including OB panel, comprehensive metabolic panel, HIV testing, urinalysis & urine culture, glucose testing, Group B Strep culture, as well as Vitamin K & Eye Ointment for the baby if desired.
Payment Plans, Options, and Discounts
Checks, cash, credit cards, and PayPal are all accepted. Most HSAs will cover midwifery services as well.
Insurance billing is available, the verification of benefits is free: click here to read more about how to get your insurance to cover your dream homebirth!
Flexible payment plans available. It is my desire to make homebirth accessible to everyone in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, regardless of income. The price list below shows different self-pay packages and payment plans available.
Don’t be afraid to ask about your circumstances, we just may be able to work something out! (I will always consider at least partial bartering toward the fee, also.)